Diffusion tensor imaging for brain malformations: Does it help?

Thierry A.G.M. Huisman, Thangamadhan Bosemani, Andrea Poretti

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In this article, the basics of diffusion-weighted imaging/diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) are discussed, including a short historical perspective on the fiber dissection technique, followed by a review of selected brain malformations in which DTI and tractography have contributed to a better understanding of the malformations, and by a clinical case in which DTI showed a disorder of the internal neuroarchitecture that could not be correctly appreciated by conventional anatomic magnetic resonance imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-637
Number of pages19
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


  • Axonal guidance disorders
  • Brain malformations
  • Children
  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • Fiber tractography
  • Neuroimaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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